Public Affairs

Aspen Center for Physics

Flip Tanedo is an assistant professor of theoretical physics at the University of California, Riverside where he is known for being covered in chalk dust after a long day’s work. His goal is to figure out what dark matter is and how it fits into our understanding of fundamental science. Flip grew up in Los Angeles and fell in love with physics after reading The Physics of Star Trek. This carried into degrees in mathematics and physics at Stanford, Cambridge, and Durham, a Ph.D at Cornell and a postdoc at UC Irvine.

KDNK 1983

Wick Moses is one of the personalities that put KDNK on the air. He joins Traci Gurley-Tomashosky on United Way Cares to give a glimpse into Carbondale's colorful history, the origins of Mountain Fair and CCAH and the beginning of KDNK.

Roaring Fork Weekly Journal

Sloan Shoemaker, who writes the Half-Hearted Fanatic column for the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, in print around the midvalley, and online, was executive director at Wilderness Workshop for over 20 years before retiring and picking up the pen.

Moms Wear Capes

Jill Rubin welcomes Stephanie Hirsch, founder of Moms Wear Capes, joins Jill Rubin to talk about her work and building confidence.

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Zalmai Salahai grew up in Afghanistan, the son of an Afghan general. When he was fifteen, his father sent him to live and work on his own in New York City. Here, Zalmai talks about why he was forced to leave and how he survived on his own.

Austin Colbert / The Snowmass Sun

Meet Snowmass Sun reporter Maddie Vincent. She's new in the valley, but not new to journalism. In fact, she's the third generation of her family to pursue the profession. KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl asked her about her multiple degrees, why she's excited to cover Snowmass, and quizzed her on when the Snowmass Village town council meets. (She passed, of course.) Tune in to KDNK in Snowmass Village at 99.9FM.

Aspen Art Museum

As the Aspen Art Museum celebrates 40 years, we speak with Aspen Times arts editor Andrew Travers about his new book-length essay, "Directly Ahead: The Aspen Art Museum, 1979-2019" part of a new book commemorating the first four decades of the museum called Something Greater. Travers had full access to the museum's archives, and talks about its international reputation and how it's changed over the years. 

The Geeks

KDNK's geeks share the importance of community media, mention the perseverance of phone scams and then Donna calls to talk about travel. Plus, advice is given about running Linux in lieu of Windows.

Ask the Vet Gives Dog and Cat Advice

Aug 15, 2019
Alpine Animal Hospital

Beth Broome and Dr. Louise Marron share pet care expertise and recieve several informative calls.

A Little Help Roaring Fork Valley works towards connecting neighbors, organizations and services for seniors. Diane Johnson interviews director Mary Kenyon.

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Alyssa Ohnmacht began publishing the Crystal Valley Echo and Marble Times in 2002. Now, she is handing over the reins to focus her energy on  Light of the Moon, Inc.  She spoke with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the history of the paper, getting rich producing community news, and her new project with Jane Bacharach. 

This month on Get Lit, Erin Go-Book describes the book Red Rising by Pierce Brown for Ape on the Dink. This novel is set on Mars in the future and is the first in a series. Next month's book is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

Shifting Gears

Tyler Lindsay talks about his pursuit of flow and relationship with source water. Click here for part two.

Fotion's Clubhouse Gym

The 2nd Annual Crown Mountain Strongman Competition is on August 17th. Steve Fotion of Fotion's Clubhouse Gym joins Ed Troy to share details.

Gavin Dahl / KDNK

On Booked, host Gavin Dahl is joined by Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism and new KDNK news director Lucas Turner to talk about News That Matters. Brent will host an event with that name on August 13th at Aspen Meadows Albright Pavilion with Richard Tofel of ProPublica. Lucas Turner comes to KDNK after 5 years running CMC Radio, as well as becoming an adjunct faculty member at age 22, and winning the Glen-X startup prize of $10,000 last year for his production company Level Head. 

Ranger Karen Schroyer shares about her time with the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District as she gets ready to move on after more than five years of service.

Adam Brock

Living Permaculture welcomes Adam Brock back to the show to discuss and celebrate his new position as Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. Adam will also lead a 72-hour permaculture design intensive, the internationally-accredited syllabus and certificate, at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute on July 15 to 27.

Aspen Center for Physics

Dr. Jim Halverson is an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern University and applies his background in computation and math to study the interface between particle physics, string theory and cosmology. Interviewing him are Sharmila Day and Maxine Mellin.

West Mountain Regional Health Alliance

Cristina Gair is Executive Director for West Mountain Regional Health Alliance. Here she describes the orgnanization to Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, host of United Way Cares.

Alpine Animal Hospital

Jen Kelly, a recent graduate of vet school at Colorado State University, joins Beth Broome to take calls and share advice. 

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Ski Country Amateur Radio Club Clark Heckert, President of  K3NI chats with Megan Tackett of The Sopris Sun about Ski Country Amateur Radio Club and their annual American Radio Relay League Field Day.

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Alex Sanchez is the new Executive Director of Valley Settlement Project. Here, he talks about the project, his childhood in Mexico and his journey to the Roaring Fork Valley as a young boy.

The Geeks

Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer are KDNK's trusted geeks. In this week's show, they encourage critical engagement with news media and remind listeners to jiggle their cables and restart devices. Donna calls to talk about Google Lens.

Roaring Fork Insight

Lisa Goddard founded Roaring Fork Insight to make meditation practices accessible and approachable for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to weekly practices in Carbondale and Aspen, Roaring Fork Insight offers a one-day silent meditation at Flying Dog Ranch on July 14.

Ted and Sue Zislis are retired and living the good life volunteering. Diane Johnson with Senior Matters invites them to share their story of arriving to Carbondale and finding involvement through volunteering.

Sheri Gaynor

Author, artist and life coach Sheri Gaynor joins Bill Kight to talk about her work and sources of inspiration. Sheri published Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art in 2009.

Robert Egger

Host Gwen Garcelon shares Part 2 of a conversation recorded with visionary social entrepreneur Robert Egger in 2009. Part 1 of this conversation is available here.

Sustainable Settings

The fruit growing on the apricot tree at Sustainable Settings this spring affirmed for Brook LeVan the benefits of his long-standing, friendly relationship with the wild.

Leadville Race Series

Scott Ormond completed the Leadville 100, a high elevation ultra marathon, in 2013. He shares with Ed Troy about how he trained for that experience.

MacBooks have a history of being challenging to fix, especially the ones with glued-in batteries! Donna calls to affirm this and The Geeks respond by acknowledging that some Macs don't seem to ever die. This evolves into a thoughtful discussion of the Right to Repair Movement.

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